Amazon is matching donations to organizations supporting justice and equity

Jun 12 2020, 9:16 pm

On June 3, Amazon donated $10 million to organizations supporting justice and equity. Six days later, the company announced it would be matching 100% of employee donations, up to $10,000 per employee.

This campaign will run until July 6, 2020, giving employees a little under a month to fundraise for 12 different organizations: the ACLU Foundation, Black Lives Matter, Brennan Center for Justice, Equal Justice Initiative, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP, National Bar Association, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Urban League, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, UNCF, and Year Up.

Angelina Howard, president of Black Employee Network (BEN), whose mission is to recruit and retain Black employees, said that “Amazon’s leadership and BEN have worked hand-in-hand to identify organizations in the Black community that make a difference and will contribute to them in a meaningful way.”

Howard also mentioned that the company will “continue these conversations about how Amazon can support employees and the entire Black community beyond these tragic recent events.”

Those looking to have their donations matched can donate through friends who work at Amazon as well as through the Carr family’s popcorn stand.

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